French Fried Skunk

  • 2 skunks; skinned & cleaned
  • 1 tbsp. Salt
  • water; to cover
  • 2 cups bear fat or lard
  • 2 egg yolks; beaten
  • 3 cups Milk or cream
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 2 tbsp. baking powder

Clean and wash the skunks, making sure that the scent glands are removed.

Cut up into small serving pieces. Place a soup kettle on the stove and add the meat. Cover with cold water and bring to a boil over high heat.

Lower the heat and boil until the meat is tender, about 40 minutes.

Remove all the scum that rises to the surface.

Make a batter by mixing together the egg yolks, milk, flour, salt and baking powder. Mix well until the batter is the consistency cake batter. Heat the bear fat or lard in a deep fryer to about 360 degrees.

Dip skunk pieces in batter then fry until golden brown.

Drain well and serve.

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